The NMS is available in both official languages, in electronic format for various computer systems and software. The NMS is sold by private organizations, on behalf of the NRC. Please contact one of the publishers below to place an order or to inquire about pricing.
Educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities can obtain a complimentary copy of the NMS if specifications are part of the curricula for a course at the institution.
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
A provider of NMS for over 40 years, Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) has formed an alliance with Building Systems Design (BSD) to now publish the NMS at SpecMarket.com. The CSC and BSD alliance provides specification content, software and advanced specification and interoperability solutions.
Digicon Information Inc.
Digicon has published the NMS for over 15 years through its storefront store.digicon.ab.ca. Digicon is a provider of construction information in Canada through software tools, specification, BIM and related services.
Innovative Technology Inc. (ITI)
For more than 35 years, Innovative Technology Inc. has provided software for specification writing to the Canadian architectural, engineering, and construction industries. Their software, including the NMS, is available through http://innovative.ca, for ITI and https://www.raic.org for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
National Master Specification (NMS)
National Research Council Canada